Wonderful space rock loons Henge have returned from the deep universe with some new sounds and a series if festival dates. The band who seem very fond of Manchester on the Earth planet release their new single ‘Goldilocks’ before touring like crazy….
“Take us to your… venues”
HENGE will beam their space-rave message of hope to audiences at more than 40 live spaces over the next three months – starting with festivals this weekend. (Full dates and details are included below.)
To mark the beginning of the tour, the intergalactic joy mongers have released a new single and video for “Goldilocks”. A space-rave oddity in search of a cosmic sweet-spot, it’s a love song dedicated to the so-called Goldilocks Zone – the habitable region around a star where the temperature is just right for life to evolve. The track also comes with an out-of-this world remix from exciting Manchester-based producer Shunya (listenhere), who will also support HENGE on the ‘ExoKosm’ tour.
Featuring synth lines dripping with acid and angular vocoder-led melodies that ascend to glorious crescendo, “Goldilocks” is one of the many highlights to be discovered on HENGE’s magnificent second album: ExoKosm.
Picking up where their acclaimed debut ‘Attention Earth!’ left off, ExoKosm is once again an exploration into the sacred alien art form known as ‘Cosmic Dross’. Although there are currently no human words that adequately describe the art form, it features thundering drums, clothes-shredding bass, whacked-out synths and singing that lays bare the joy of life.
While ‘Attention Earth!’ saw the band deliver a message for Earthlings to lay down weapons of war in favour of space exploration, ExoKosm prepares humans for the voyage into the unknown.
As HENGE frontman, Zpor, explains:
“With ExoKosm we offer a message of hope for humankind, a soundtrack for the joyful exploration of space. Turn your gaze to the stars and you will experience the thrill of discovering new worlds beyond your solar system. In doing so you will also learn to cherish the sacred soil of Planet Earth.”
Among its seven tracks are singles “Get Outta Ma House” – a gibberish hip-hop banger – and “Exo”, which features a video made entirely from HENGE fan-art submitted by their dedicated ‘ravelings’. The drawings were swapped for an official HENGE comic as part of an innovative art exchange.
HENGEcame to Earth six years ago to spread their message of peace, love and harmony through Cosmic Dross. Hailed with ‘reinventing space-rock for the 21st century’, the band’s unforgettable live shows blend science fiction, psychedelia and theatre. Converting thousands of fans at memorable performances across the UK and Europe, HENGE were also honoured with the accolade of ‘Best Live Act’ at the 2018 Independent Festival Awards.
HENGE will play the following dates this year:
HENGE 2021 TOUR DATES
31st– Farmfest– Somerset– SOLD OUT
1st– Valley Fest– Somerset
14th– Arts by the Sea – Summer Season– Bournemouth
20th– Beautiful Days– Devon– SOLD OUT
21st– Just So Festival– Cheshire
28th– Shambino– Northamptonshire
29th– Solfest– Cumbria
4th– Audiofarm– Kidderminster
15th– The Junction– Cambridge
17th– Spectacular Beast: Mabon Festival– Somerset
18th– Pig’s Nose Inn– Devon
19th– Balter Festival– Chepstow
23rd– Hare and Hounds– Birmingham
24th– Chalk– Brighton
26th– Trades Club (Matinee)– Hebden Bridge– SOLD OUT
26th– Trades Club (Evening)– Hebden Bridge– SOLD OUT